Rajnath speaks to Parrikar over Goa bridge collapse

| Updated: May 19, 2017 04:27 IST

Curchorem (Goa) [India], May 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday spoke to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar after a Portuguese era footbridge collapsed in Curchorem. "Spoke to Goa CM Shri @manoharparrikar regarding the bridge collapse on Sanvordem River. Search and rescue ops have been intensified," Rajnath Singh tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Spoke to Goa CM Shri <a href="https://twitter.com/manoharparrikar">@manoharparrikar</a> regarding the bridge collapse on Sanvordem River. Search and rescue ops have been intensified.</p>&mdash; Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) <a href="https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh/status/865227956167127041">May 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Meanwhile, the Indian Navy tweeted "9 Navy Divers with Geminis boats & associated equipment rush to Curchorem, South Goa bridge collapse site for Search & Rescue operation." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">9 Navy Divers with Geminis boats & associated equipment? rush to Curchorem, South Goa bridge collapse site for Search & Rescue operation <a href="https://t.co/I5yCxW51a8">pic.twitter.com/I5yCxW51a8</a></p>&mdash; SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) <a href="https://twitter.com/indiannavy/status/865234574338424832">May 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> So far, one body has been recovered from the location. 50 persons fell into a river following the collapse of the footbridge. The incident took place when the police were attempting to rescue a youth who jumped off the bridge. The number of casualties is still unclear. The police and the fire brigade are currently at spot. The rescue operation is currently underway. (ANI)

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